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Rachel MacBeth Named First Team Academic All-American in Softball

May 26, 2011

92834May 26, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University junior Rachel MacBeth has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Softball team.  The announcement of the squad was made today.

"A biochemistry major with a minor in religious studies and a 3.96 G.P.A., MacBeth was the leading hitter for DePauw University and led the Tigers to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Division III Tournament," notes the citation. "She batted .443 with two home runs, 13 doubles, 32 runs batted in and 43 runs scored. She was runner-up for Division III Softball’s Elite 88 Award at the 2010 NCAA Tournament. As a junior, MacBeth was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) first team and the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Central Region second team. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., she has been a member of three NCAA Tournament teams and two SCAC championship squads."

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current 92855institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director. 

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 14,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

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For comprehensive information on the Tiger softball program, visit the team's official online page.

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